-------------------- You also have the Holy Spirit “as the first installment that guarantees everything [God] has promised us” (, ). Some were found in cellars, as if they had gone there for security. (Spurgeon), ii. -------------------- "The fact that we feel abandoned itself means that we really know God is there. Request for deliverance from crisis (3-4)}3. Luke-Acts The transcript of my sermon is located below. Yet now, feeling distant from God, it did not take much to send David into despair. Psalm 13:5: Mercy and Joy: J. J. i. Paul may have had this verse in mind when he wrote of our need for the light of Jesus: Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light. No matter what problem we are in, we should cry out with all our heart, "Enlighten my eyes. The Whole Bible Feelings are a gift from God and a sign that we are made in His image. Scripture Shortly after the statewide “Stay At Home” directive was implemented, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco invited local pastors to attend a weekly telephone conference call. In this world you will have trouble (, ). GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point How long shall I take counsel in my soul: No wonder David was discouraged! He did not want his enemy to rejoice when he was brought low. Often we faint under simple length of our trials. How long will you hide your face from me? Lest those who trouble me rejoice when I am moved. Having sorrow in my heart daily? c. Lest I sleep the sleep of death: If we are not enlightened by God, we will surely fall asleep. Let’s examine the three parts of the psalm: 1. It betokens very intense desire for deliverance, and great anguish of heart … It is not easy to prevent desire from degenerating into impatience. 2 Samuel 15:13-37, Psalm 126:1-6, Luke 13:31-35 “Remember the Lord Your God.” (Deuteronomy 8:18) “Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Luther said it well when he said that, speaks of the “state in which Hope despairs, and yet Despair hopes at the same time.… There is no one who understands who has not tasted it” (quoted in Perowne 1966:1.180). Historical Books In Psalm 12 we saw David feeling that he is alone, such that all the faithful and godly had disappeared. Theme: David’s trials were such that he wondered how long he could hold on. But he could always trust in God's mercy. (Morgan). PSALM 13 YEARNING FOR HELP FROM GOD (FOR THE CHIEF MUSICIAN; A PSALM OF DAVID). Before God can enlighten our eyes, we must agree that we don't see everything. Will You forget me forever? “The agony and the ecstasy belong together as the secret of our identity” (Mays 1980:282). a. I have trusted: David, after his prayer, came to a place of confidence and trust. b. Psalm 13:1-6 shows us how a believer moves from despair to delight in the Lord. Read Psalm 13: “How long, Lord? A Renovation of Heart Essential to a State of Salvation: J. Burnet. Historical Books Passwords should have at least 6 characters. "If the reader has never yet found occasion to use the language of this brief ode, he will do so ere long, if he be a man after the Lord's own heart." 19, p. 143). We need the light of God to shine upon us and to give us His wisdom and knowledge. Minor Prophets Pentateuch (Spurgeon). (3) must I take counsel in my soul [i.e., as a result of God’s abandonment, he is now suffering. ] Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Will you forget me forever? . Prescription for the Crisis: Call out to God (3-4). But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. The title tells us both the author and the audience of the psalm: To the Chief Musician. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, -------------------- But because, in the Hebrew conception, there could be no life apart from the body, the inner person was profoundly affected by the state of the physical body. Will you forget me forever? (John 15:7), b. Enlighten my eyes: David had the wisdom to know that though he felt powerful feelings, he wasn't seeing reality. Psalm 13 is another psalm composed by David. (Spurgeon), iii. 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The Old Testament Proper 8/Pentecost 6/Ordinary Time 13-- Psalm 13-- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton-- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A-- 2006 This psalm is an individual lament with which almost every Christian can identify, for almost all of This was a great prayer. This is what he prayed for Christians: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power. There has been a movement of greater intensity from Psalm 10 through Psalm 12. (Psa 13:3) David prays for his relationship with God. Because his eyes were enlightened, David could now see God's goodness, and what a change in perspective that was! b. Will You forget me forever? My heart shall rejoice: Now, David was still in the realm of feelings (rejoice). There is a balance in life when it comes to feelings. How long will my enemy be exalted over me? You may be asking yourself, “What must I do to be saved?” (repentance and faith). But “you have been raised to new life with Christ” and “your real life is hidden with Christ in God” (, ). GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point “How long, O Lord, how long?” The tortured question of the cancer sufferer after the most recent bouts of chemotherapy that seemed to work, but suddenly the blood counts are saying that the cancer is back. Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. Poetical Books his first concern is for his relationship with God. (Boice). A psalm of David. (Revised edition of: The expositor’s illustration file). i. The problem with this is that though we have feelings because we are made in the image of God, our feelings are affected by our fallenness. Psalm 13:5 But I have trusted in Your loving devotion; my heart will rejoice in Your salvation. Psalm 13 "Fighting Depression" Introduction Shortly after arriving at the first church I served in Ontario the vice-president of Consistory gave me a list of six names. 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I will sing to the LORD: David knew rejoicing is wonderfully expressed in singing. that you are facing now is that even though God created you and loves you, you have done things to other people that violates God’s Word, which leaves you guilty of death and eternal separation from God. How long, O Lord? i. David felt God was not listening before (Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? Grand Rapids: Baker Book House. There, while the earth shook beneath him there, while the floods of ashes and cinders covered him—. i. The past experience of the psalmist has been one of trust in God’s “lovingkindness,” namely the faithful covenant love of God which characterized all his dealings with his chosen people. The confidence which finally comes (v 6) is based primarily upon a change of attitude, not a change in physical well-being. The divine gift of life brings with it many mysteries, not least of which is the intimate connection between what we commonly call “body and soul.” From the perspective of Hebrew anthropology, the essence of a person could not be conveniently split into parts—for example body, spirit and soul—as was done at a later date in the context of Greek thought. So, he would sing to the LORD. "There is not half enough singing in the world … I remember a servant who used to sing while she was at the wash-tub. Illustrations for Biblical Preaching: Over 1500 sermon illustrations arranged by topic and indexed exhaustively. Psalm 116:7 Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee. I think that I was never so low that I could not find that David was lower; and I never climbed so high that I could not find that David was up above me, ready to sing his song upon his stringed instrument, even as I could sing mine." Lest my enemy say: David knew one of the worst parts about losing to anyone is hearing them boast after they have defeated you. c. Forget … Hide Your face: Of course, God did not forget David. Consider and answer me, O Lord my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death. Thus the prayer for deliverance takes up the themes of the lament; lament is pointless unless it culminates in prayer. (Kidner). It was, doubtless, more than once the language of that much tried man of God, and is intended to express the feelings of the people of … (6b) With enlightened eyes, David sees God's goodness. Will you forget me forever? a. ), so that the prayer is a request for restoration to health and deliverance from grief. this morning, and the 1st is personal crisis. Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. A. David’s God seemed distant (13:1). Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you. How long will You hide Your face from me? Yet this same Jesus, who knew the agony of the cross, knew also the glory of the resurrection. Yet now he saw how God had dealt bountifully with him. Though the crisis still remains, David is under the conviction that the Lord has heard his prayer and his lament turns to praise. Prophets Sermons. Wisdom Literature Some believe that the Chief Musician is the Lord GOD Himself, and others suppose to be a leader of choirs or musicians in David's time, such as Heman the Singer or Asaph (1 Chronicles 6:33, 16:17, and 25:6).This is a Psalm of transition. Look back at what he has done, and have confidence in what he will do. Prophets The New Testament As a member of the covenant people, his expectation was to be remembered by God and to see the light of his countenance (. The New Testament David moved from being depressed and feeling abandoned by God, to singing joy. This passage calls us to be honest about our part in our sinfulness, to own it, to face it, to admit it. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. ), but the long absence of such privileges evoked the anguished cry of lament; the eye that was dim was clouded with both ill health and its consequent grief (cf. i. Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. 2. How long will my enemy triumph over me? We have been crying out this question for centuries. (5b-6a) David's joy in the LORD and His salvation. ii. Pauline Epistles We feel we could endure almost anything if we knew when it would come to an end; yet sometimes we are tried under problems that make us cry out, "How long? God’s distance in the face of the enemy’s prominence resulted in a lot of inner turmoil for David. And there, after a thousand years, was this faithful man still to be found. (Psa 13:1) David's despair with the LORD. "[In times of trouble, the Lord] would with one Scripture or another, strengthen me against all; insomuch that I have often said, Were it lawful, I could pray for greater trouble, for the greater comfort's sake." The Book of Psalms. ). Pentateuch The Gospels Psalm 119:7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments. Because He has dealt bountifully with me: As David thought about it, he had good reason to rejoice and sing because God had been good to him. Prophets The confidence is expressed within the tension which exists between past experience and future hope. Study Psalm 13 using Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Give light to my eyes, or I iii. It seemed as if God had forgotten David, had hidden Himself from him, and as if it would last forever. Her mistress said to her, 'Why, Jane, how is it that you are always singing?' -------------------- i. If the heart be overburdened and Jehovah seems to hide His face, let the story of woe be told to Him. How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? Desperate prayer has power not because it in itself persuades a reluctant God. "But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation." General Epistles lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,” lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken. This psalm continues to strengthen the intensity of David’s crying out to the Lord for help and relief. in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. why he must have a shot in the arm, but when the nurse gets ready to plunge that. To be punished from the presence of the Lord is the hell of hells, 2 Thessalonians 1:9." Poetical Books I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me.inverted parallelism that highlights rejoicing and praising today, because of what God has done yesterday. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. Those things might condemn him because his feelings had made him not see clearly. Psalm 13 is a cry for help. But, as is demonstrated so clearly in this poignant lament, the parts did not function independently. Lest my enemy: "Awareness of God and the enemy is virtually the hallmark of every psalm of David; the positive and negative charges which produced the driving force of his best years." Prophets His vision was clouded and dark, so he cried out to God, "Enlighten my eyes. How long will You hide Your face from me? In, Cornerstone Biblical Commentary, Vol 7: The Book of Psalms, The Book of Proverbs. Some believe that the Chief Musician is the Lord GOD Himself, and others suppose to be a leader of choirs or musicians in David's time, such as Heman the Singer or Asaph (1 Chronicles 6:33, 16:17, and 25:6). It moves from despair in crisis, through prayer, to confident hope that God will handle the situation. Agony and ecstasy, at the same time! But we cannot cry it alone anymore. Nashville, TN: Nelson Reference & Electronic. For any troubled soul, this is a good place to begin. Yet the inner being of the psalmist was not willing simply to submit in resignation to the affliction of the body; if such were the case, the psalm would end after v 3. Johannine Writings The Gospels Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers. I have trusted speaks in the past tense; it is as if David remembered that he really did trust God and he cleared away the fog from his sleepy eyes as God enlightened his eyes. In Your salvation: This is what David rejoiced in. How long will my enemy be exalted over me? 3. ", i. He told his heart to get busy rejoicing! Major Prophets (Isaiah 49:14-16), ii. -------------------- The title tells us both the author and the audience of the Psalm: To the Chief Musician. Johannine Writings Nashville, TN: Nelson Reference & Electronic. (2nd ed., Vol. Our sinfulness is something we do, we cause, and also something that is part of the whole creation, something we are trapped in. Thank you for registering. 19, p. 141). By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. -------------------- Standing at the city gate where he had been placed by the captain, with his hands still grasping his weapon. In this sense, it was all right for David to feel these feelings, and good to take them to God, but he should never accept the reality of feelings as "real" reality. 1. With that in mind, listen again to Psalm 13. Will you w forget me forever? 13 v How long, O L ord? we find God’s promise, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”, When you are in crisis, focus first on your lack of perceived relationship with God, II. Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. Psalm 13 was written by David. How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? 2. But there is more than a prayer for physical health in the psalmist’s plea; at a deeper level, he desires to return to close fellowship with the Lord. A David Psalm-2Long enough, God—you’ve ignored me long enough.I’ve looked at the back of your headlong enough. The crisis will eventually take over your life and transform who you are. The social situation reflected in this psalm is apparently the same as it was in Psalms 12. They believe whatever reality their feelings present them. Historical Books When his eyes were enlightened, both spiritually and physically, he would not fall into the sleep of death which seemed so imminent. O for grace that, while we wait on God, we may be kept from indulging a murmuring spirit!" A Psalm of David. Psalm 13 Sermon I recently preached this sermon on March 9th at Tinsley Stetson's Church in Garberville. Some people ignore feelings and think that feelings should have nothing to do with our relationship with God. In the beginning of the Psalm, David was overwhelmed by his feelings and believed that God forgot him and was hiding from him. Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you. But he directed his feelings instead of having his feelings direct him (shall rejoice). In the previous psalm, Psalm 12, David found himself abandoned by faithful friends and surrounded by many foes. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, (Hebrew/Greek Search by English Definition), * 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order', Search verses, phrases, and topics (e.g. Psalm 13:1). Enlighten my eyes, He had trouble with God, with himself, and with others. I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me. David, if he could rejoice in nothing else, could rejoice in the salvation God gave him. How long: "This question is repeated no less than four times. Poetical Books How long should I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? i. is the type that can hit you at any point in life. i. Johannine Writings For any troubled soul, this is a good place to begin! GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point Notice 3 things that will help you overcome personal crisis in your life: I. West, M. A. Psalm 13:5: On the Mercy of God: A. Jones, M. A. But where was the Roman sentinel found? The Psalmist’s Lament (1-2)[I. Affliction of abandonment (1-4)]{I. How long, O LORD? When I am discouraged and depressed, the answer is not looking inside myself, but in looking to the LORD. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point Because He has dealt bountifully with me. T The nearness of death created a chasm in the sense of relationship with God; when death came, that relationship could not continue. Yes! David understands that God stands at the center of the crisis, and he understands that God can deliver him on the crisis. When we have such strong feelings then the feelings create their own reality. he. Instead, it demonstrates that our heart cares passionately about the things God cares about, fulfilling Jesus' promise If you abide in Me and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire and it shall be done for you. Pauline Epistles Yet, from a more practical perspective, there were deafly different dimensions to the life of a person: there was the physical body, the mind (in Hebrew “heart”), and the emotions (“soul,” v 3). Consider and answer me (how long? -------------------- A Psalm of David. Psalm 13 paints a picture of how Christians can authentically grieve and mourn yet still find Hope in the Lord. i. It moves from despair, through prayer, to confident hope. i. Look on me and answer, LORD my God. And we must see that waiting experiences are necessary for the discipline of our souls. So, in a sense, it was true for David - but true according to feelings, not according to fact. But before this point can be reached, the suffering must express itself, it must be put into words, II. 68–69). (Psa 13:2) David's despair with himself and others. Thinking about our troubles is hard work. Is this true of you? The Psalmist’s expression of confidence (5-6)[II. God often waits until our prayers are desperate until He hears us. Spurgeon advised a sermon on the phrase, "How long should I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily?" See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands. But here in Psalm 13 David felt abandoned by God himself and opposed by a single foe. She said, 'It keeps the bad thoughts away.'" These are my written notes, which I speak from but do not always follow exactly. (John Bunyan, cited in Spurgeon), © 2008 David Guzik - No distribution beyond personal use without permission. In this sermon, see how people like David, Moses, Job, and Jeremiah also battled with themselves and with God through their dark times, and learn principles from Psalm 13 to help you through these times in your own life. If you can relate to any of the above, you will love. To the Psalmist this help seems long in coming. But 2 things are clear: (1) the Psalmist understands his crisis as both spiritual. Trouble is often like a pill God wants us to just swallow, but we make it worse by keeping it in our mouths and chewing it. If you are saved, you can rejoice, and tell your heart to start rejoicing. The Psalm cannot be referred to any especial event or period in David's history. b. On the other side, some live their lives ruled by feelings. This is a psalm of transi The present reality was of such a nature as to undermine that past experience of trust, but it is in the nature of confidence to transform the present on the basis of past experience and thus to create hope for the future; and so the psalmist can affirm that he will “rejoice” in God’s deliverance, even though it has not yet come. This was not a purely selfish desire. “The one who laments his suffering to God does not remain in his lament. David knew he was the LORD's man, with a special calling to lead God's people. Psalm 21:13 Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power. ; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. How long, O Lord? In this sense, David's enemies were the LORD's enemies, and enemies over the people of God. The New Testament The, I. Sunday Sermon: Psalm 13 (A Response to Racism & Riots) Psalms 13:1-6. All attempts to find it a birthplace are but guesses. But if we will do this, and cry out to the LORD, He will enlighten our eyes and bring us from a place of despair to a place of trust, joy, and confidence! They may even charge us with failing faith." Psalm 13 - For the director of music. b. Pentateuch ]? Lest my enemy say, "I have prevailed against him"; (2nd ed., Vol. How long, O LORD? Complaint (Questioning) in the midst of Crisis (1-2)}{A. Abandonment}, The distress is all-encompassing, having a theological, psychological, and sociological dimension, Futato, M. D. (2009). b. 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